Monday, January 27, 2014

What We Pay to Invest

Read this if: 

1) You want to know how you get charged for investing. 


Most people know that in order to invest, we have to pay the company that we’re investing with some kind of fee. How much and how often depends on the kind of investment we’re making, and it’s a good idea to understand what you’re paying. In general, there are two basic kinds of payment methods: expense ratio and transaction fees. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Searching for Scholarships

Gotta love the internet.

Read this if: 

1) You need/want scholarships for college. 
2) You don’t know where to find scholarships. 


I’ve been lazy. I know there is a lot of free money out there for school, but I haven’t bothered to look for the first two years of college. It’s time to change that (mostly because now I know I have to stay an extra year). Read on for some tips on finding and applying for scholarships!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Basics: Tax Returns

This is related to taxes. You'll see.
Read this if: 

1) You don’t know if you need to file this year. 
2) You know you need to file taxes but don’t know where to start. 


This is the first year that I will be filing, and I am taking notes! Read on for my expert guidance. :D 

Monday, January 6, 2014

FAFSA - It's fun to say!

I miss these desks. :( 

Read this if: 

1) You are a college student and you don’t know what the FAFSA is. 
2) You know what the FAFSA is but you don’t know how to fill it out. 


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is just that - a free application that you fill out to get federal financial aid. It’s definitely possible that if your parents make over a certain income that you won’t qualify, but for some people it is worthwhile to fill it out.